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Mission Statement

The mission of the MU Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences is to provide outstanding educational and research programs in the areas of language, speech, and hearing (including physiological, acoustic, perceptual, linguistic, cognitive, and social processes) and in the diagnosis and treatment of the spectrum of communication disorders. The department prioritizes the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programs, curriculum, and clinical activities as we strive to prepare professionals who are culturally aware and culturally responsive.

Our professional training program is designed to develop thoughtful clinicians who can engage in creative and flexible problem-solving on the basis of their ability to find and understand relevant information, to critically evaluate information, to integrate information across content areas, and to communicate effectively in a variety of contexts.